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Thursday 17 March 1966, St. Patrick's Day

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include José Garcia and Antoine Gosset-Grainville. In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler. In UK The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Harper, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Yes I Can by Sammy Davis and Jane and Burt Boyar was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Geheimagent Tegtmeier. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Geheimagent Tegtmeier

Starring: Jürgen von Manger, Gisela Schlüter, Sofie Engelke

En famille

Starring: Patricia Calas, Marie-Paule, Michel Robert, Henri Nassiet

Country: France

Historias para no dormir

Starring: Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Estanis González, Lola Lemos

Country: Spain

Die Tintenfische

Starring: Helmut Schmid, Albert Rueprecht

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Jörg Preda berichtet

Starring: Pinkas Braun

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Harper

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris

Country: United States

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The Chase

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

Country: United States

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The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini

Country: United States

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Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians'

Directed by: George Pollock

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian

Country: United States

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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Directed by: Alan Rafkin

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • US sub locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
  • South Africa government bans Defense and Aid Fund.
  • US submarine locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean.
  • Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Yes I Can

By: Sammy Davis and Jane and Burt Boyar

Paperback, biography, entertainment.

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A Gift Of Prophecy

By: Ruth Montgomery

A Gift of Prophecy tells the story of the extraordinary Jeane Dixon who predicted: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the name of his killer; Teddy Kennedy's accident; the

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The Billion Dollar Brain

By: Len Deighton

The classic thriller of a lethal computer age and a maniac's private cold war…General Midwinter loves his country, and hates communism.

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The Proud Tower

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

"The diplomatic origins, so-called, of the War are only the fever chart of the patient; they do not tell us what caused the fever.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cyborg 009

Platform: Mega CD

Genre: Science fiction, Action, Adventure

Publisher: Telenet Japan

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